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EDITORIAL WEEKS 1 2, SATURDAY 2 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. Phil Coulter Golden Celebration NEW,Saturday 2 January. BBC Radio Ulster 1 05pm,bbc co uk radioulster, Phil Coulter is acclaimed the world over as a singer songwriter composer arranger and producer. and to celebrate his 50 years in the music business Brian Darcy introduces highlights from a concert. recorded in Portglenone in September during the annual Gig n the Bann cross community Festival It. was a solo performance just Phil and his trademark white grand piano but his special guest on the. night was his wife another acclaimed singer Geraldine Brannigan. Brian D Arcy who has known Phil Coulter since the Showband days introduces an evocative. programme of stories tunes and songs including all the hits Congratulations Puppet on a String. Scorn Not His Simplicity The Old Man Gold and Silver Days Steal Away and of course The Town I. Loved So Well, Brian says Phil Coulter is one of our greatest treasures He s had phenomenal success as a writer. manager musician and entertainer I ve known Phil for almost all his 50 years in show business and. this special concert will allow us to share his music and his stories I m glad his beautiful wife. Geraldine gets a chance to join him on stage She s a fine performer in her own right. SUNDAY 3 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. On The Road With The Listening Project NEW,Sunday 3 January.
BBC Radio Ulster 12pm,bbc co uk radioulster, In a special hour long programme Conor McKay launches Listening Month on BBC Radio Ulster and. BBC Radio Foyle with the story and real life conversations recorded during the recent Listening. Project tour of Northern Ireland, The BBC Listening Project On Tour arrived in Northern Ireland in the summer of 2015 to hear a series. of real life stories and encounters from people here all recorded in a a state of the art mobile. recording booth, The project a collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the British Library in association with BBC. Radio Ulster Foyle visited Bangor Omagh and Londonderry as part of a UK wide tour. The award winning BBC Radio 4 Listening Project invited people to bring a loved one friend or. colleague to come along to the recording booth to talk about something that was important to them or. that they were passionate about often for the first time and have it recorded for radio These natural. conversations lasted up to an hour and were then edited down to extract the key moment of. connection between the participants, This month these conversations can be heard on the Stephen McCauley and Gerry Kelly shows on. BBC Radio Ulster every Monday to Friday at 4 55pm later at 11 50pm with an omnibus programme. broadcast on Sundays at 12 30pm, Conor McKay producer of The Listening Project said I was astounded by the range of.
conversations we gathered some moved me to tears others had me in fits of laughter but all of them. were incredibly open and honest truly extraordinary insights into the life of Northern Ireland today. For more information about The Listening Project visit bbc co uk listeningproject. MONDAY 4 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. The Listening Project NI NEW,Monday 4 January,BBC Radio Ulster 4 55pm. bbc co uk radioulster, January is Listening Month on BBC Radio Ulster when listeners can enjoy eavesdropping into some. intimate conversations as The Listening Project NI comes to the station Being broadcast Mondays. Fridays at 4 55pm starting on Monday 4 January these short programmes feature compelling real life. conversations recorded during the recent Listening Project tour of Northern Ireland The series is. presented by Conor McKay There is another chance to hear each programme at 11 50pm the same. Ar Sc th na Sl ibhte In the Shadow of the Mountains 1 4 NEW. Begins Monday 4 January,BBC Two Northern Ireland 10pm. Ar Sc th na Sl ibhte In the Shadow of the Mountains is back for another four part series for BBC. Gaeilge in which presenter Cormac h dhmaill explores the mountains of Ulster. With four mountains conquered in the previous series Cormac is now setting his sights on the next. four peaks hoping to reveal the hidden gems and new perspectives on well known locales. From isolated areas and lesser known mountains to urban surroundings whose summits attract. people in their droves each peak shapes those who live in its shadow. The series made by DoubleBand Films begins on 4 January at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland. Dedicated hill walker Cormac h dhmaill sets off on another series of journeys that take him from. the foothills to the peaks of Ulster s most remarkable and impressive mountain ranges including The. Belfast Hills Cuilcagh Mountain in Fermanagh and the Cooley Mountains. This time he begins his adventures on Trostan in the Antrim Hills. In each episode Cormac O h dhmaill explores what makes these upland areas so unique and. discovers how they have shaped the history and culture of their surrounding areas. Cormac meets a range of people as he discovers the stories of the mountains including local. historians experienced walkers musicians and farmers carrying on the family tradition of working the. land on remote hillsides, By the end of each episode Cormac s challenge is to climb the highest peak of each mountain range. some of the highest mountains in the province of Ulster. Over the course of the two series Cormac h dhmaill has navigated a total of eight mountains and. says he is still captivated by their beauty, Cormac said Every one had its own individuality from wilderness to elevation from environmental.
heritage to uniqueness But when I returned to my own mountains the Belfast Hills in particular to. Cavehill I felt the special affinity that I have always felt for these mountains It doesn t matter their. size they have their own kind of magic, Series Director Damian McCann said The two series have been a fantastic experience in exploring. and revealing the stories of these mountains getting the opportunity to witness the natural beauty of. these areas and to meet the people whose lives have been shaped by them. Ar Sc th na Sl ibhte is a DoubleBand Films Production for BBC Northern Ireland and was made with. funding from Northern Ireland Screen s Irish Language Broadcast Fund. SUNDAY 10 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. The Castle Session NEW,Sunday 10 January,BBC Two Northern Ireland 10pm. Hear Ulster Scots music at its best in The Castle Session a one hour celebration featuring local. artists and invited guests from Canada and Scotland. The show is hosted by Lurgan musician Mark Wilson and recorded at Lurgan Castle where the artists. spent two days producing special arrangements for the show. Performers including Madison Violet a Canadian folk music duo composed of singer songwriters. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac and Scotland s Ailie Roberston a traditional harpist. recognised for her unique fusion of Scottish Irish and contemporary styles are backed by a house. band led by piper Andy Carlisle, Originally from Ballygowan Andy is now director of piping at Carnegie Mellon University in. Philadelphia A champion Highland bagpiper he is also a renowned lowland piper. Joining Andy on stage is Killyleagh s Richard Parkes pipe major of multi world champion pipe band. Field Marshal Montgomery, The programme also reflects the progress made in recent years by a number of young Ulster Scots. musicians including singer Rachael McLeister from Cullybackey and fiddle players Diane McCullough. and Emma Smith from Ballymena, Also appearing are We Banjo 3 a band from Galway who play music with Old Time American and.
Bluegrass influences which has its roots in the traditional tunes brought down the Appalachian Trail in. America by the Ulster Scots,Playing For A Living 1 4 NEW. Sunday 10 January,BBC Radio Ulster 6 30pm,bbc co uk radioulster. In a new four part series for BBC Radio Ulster musician and broadcaster Linley Hamilton talks to. Northern Irish session musicians about life on the road and in the studio. In the first programme on Sunday 10 January at 6 30pm drummer John Wilson reflects on his prolific. career playing with Them and Taste and his role as drum tutor to a new generation of musicians. Later in the series Linley hears from multi instrumentalist and producer Mudd Wallace who has. recorded with Andy White Therapy and Pat McManus He travels to Omagh to meet guitarist Arty. McGlynn who has recorded with Van Morrison De Danaan Planxty and Enya and finally Belfast. born musician Nick Scott reflects on his career as bass player with Van Morrison Mary Black Gilbert. O Sullivan and many more, Across the series the session musicians talk about their eventful lives and careers on and off stage. as they help create sounds for top artists, Linley says Without fail every time we wrapped one of these interviews I was blown away with the. sense of just how much each of these guys have put their own stamp both on well known tracks and. an artist s sound in general Each of their stories is fascinating and eye opening and it was an honour. to talk to them all Born and bred in Northern Ireland they are the unsung heroes of music and this is. really just the tip of the iceberg such is the vastness of musical talent here It s been a pleasure to be. able to bring them centre stage in this series, BBC Radio Ulster supports and champions local talent and this series will add to the station s.
considerable music archive, MONDAY 11 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. Getaways 1 6 NEW,Begins Monday 11 January,BBC One Northern Ireland 7 30pm. The new season of BBC One Northern Ireland s travel series Getaways gets underway with a trip to. America s sunshine state of Florida, Presenters Joe Lindsay and Angela Scanlon tour the Kennedy Space Centre before heading south to. Miami where they discover the arty side of the city and explore the neighbourhood of Little Havana. as well as trying the latest watersports craze jet packing. Their American adventure continues further down the coast as they travel to the sub tropical Florida. Keys Doing it like locals they have a go at conch shell blowing and tuck into what else Key Lime. Each programme will include recommendations from viewers and also take in a brief visit to a. destination closer to home, This week s short Getaway visits Northern Ireland s latest tourist attraction the Gobbins cliff path in. County Antrim, The six part series a Waddell Media Production for BBC Northern Ireland gives viewers lots of travel.
ideas all of which can be reached directly from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Destinations Joe and Angela visit over the next six weeks include Bad Hofgastein in Austria Zante in. Greece Puglia in Italy Spain s Costa Del Sol and Nantes in France. Short Getaways include Armagh City Waterford Strangford Lough Kinsale and County Clare. Jigs Wigs The Extreme World Of Irish Dancing 1 6 NEW. Begins Monday 11 January,BBC One Northern Ireland 10 45pm. The second six part documentary series exploring the more unusual areas and unique individuals. involved in the world of Irish dancing begins with Bristol born former Riverdance cast member Chris. With Irish dance videos becoming increasingly popular on the internet and social media Chris gives. himself one week to choreograph and film Fusion Orchestra a new routine performed to classical. Along with four champion dancers Chris aims to fuse technology Irish dance Beethoven Vivaldi and. Throughout the rest of the series we meet an Irish dance teacher from Portadown who is spreading. the Gospel through Irish dance dress maker Thelma Madine from the television programme My Big. Fat Gypsy Wedding the north coast s Innova dance troupe Irish dance fitness coach Angela Mohan. who puts her army of athletes through the drill in the lead up to the world championships and the king. of couture in Irish dance costume Gavin Doherty, Jigs and Wigs is a Stirling Film and Television co production for BBC Northern Ireland. THURSDAY 14 JANUARY TELEVISION RADIO HIGHLIGHTS BBC WEEKS 1 2. Basil Blackshaw An Edge of Society Man NEW,Thursday 14 January. BBC Two Northern Ireland 10pm, His is a well known name in the world of Irish art and beyond but 82 year old County Antrim artist. Basil Blackshaw is as elusive and as enigmatic as Banksy. The extremes to which he goes to guard his privacy include wearing a paper bag over his head when. visiting one of his own exhibitions rather than be snapped by a photographer. For the most part his paintings have provided the only clues as to what makes him tick but now for. the first time Blackshaw has agreed to be interviewed on camera. In Basil Blackshaw An Edge of Society Man a Clean Slate Television production for BBC Northern. Ireland the artist reveals his innermost thoughts on making paintings. Renowned for his very loose application of paint and very distinctive and subtle use of colour. Blackshaw s paintings of horse racing and boxing have made him particularly popular but he is also a. talented portrait painter, His themes are very Irish and often rural featuring greyhounds horses and the landscape.
In 2006 Basil Blackshaw s work was exhibited at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris He was. elected as an associate of the Royal Ulster Academy of the Arts in 1977 and elected an Academician. was a solo performance just Phil and his trademark white grand piano but his special guest on the night was his wife another acclaimed singer Geraldine Brannigan Brian D Arcy who has known Phil Coulter since the Showband days introduces an evocative

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